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Exploring Parental Alienation Through the Eyes of Fathers

As a father, you want to do right by your children, regardless of whether or not your home is considered their primary residence. You want to offer them all of the opportunities in life possible and ensure that they grow and mature into kind and empathetic adults. Divorce can be a traumatic event in a child’s life, but through communication and co-parenting, your children can...

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Fighting False Allegations in Family Court

You just want to start over. You just want to end your unhappy and dysfunctional marriage. You just want to remain an active and loving part of your child’s life. You just want a fair settlement and custodial rights. All of these wants sometimes find themselves superseded by the need to defend yourself in family court. Many times, men and fathers find themselves having to...

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Joseph E. Cordell Named 2019 ICON Award Honoree by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Joseph E. Cordell Named 2019 ICON Award Honoree by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner and MenRights.com’s sponsor, attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell has been named an honoree of the 2019 ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for his notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law. The ICON Awards, launched in 2018, are presented to distinguished attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers...

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Men Often Suffer in Silence as Victims of Domestic Violence

They are told to “man up.” They are told that “guys don’t cry” and that “it’s not a big deal.” They are encouraged to ignore the cuts or bruises that may develop on their skin, in addition to the cuts and bruises on their hearts and souls. Men experience domestic violence, too. No one is suggesting that it is to the extent that women experience...

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Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Within the last year, the #MeToo movement, which began in 2006 to help African American women and girls, as well as other minority women from low-income communities who have survived sexual violence, has taken off and has become a mainstay in society and culture across race, religion, culture, gender, and sexual orientation. The national dialogue has crossed platforms and has become a part of a...

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Dealing With False Claims Made Against Your Character

In any type of relationship, whether it is a friendship, dating relationship, marital, a relationship between ex-spouses, or the spatial relationship between strangers, judgments are made. If two strangers are sharing a seat on a crowded bus, assessments are made, and whether those assessments are accurate is irrelevant until the context of their character is revealed through conversation. Many who go through marital difficulties begin...

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Mental Health Issues Require Assistance

In facing the prospect of divorce, losing custody of one’s children, losing a number of assets, and losing one’s home, it’s understandable that it might take a toll on one’s mental state. The stresses of the situation can be overwhelming for those going through the experience, and that experience does include the aftermath, when one attempts to pick up the pieces and recover from this...

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Feeling Alone, Isolated After Divorce

The walls can feel like they are closing in on you. You watch your clothes and other items leave your familial home and enter an empty apartment. The relationships that you once had with friends and family are forever changed. During the hearing, you encounter a judge who you feel, assumes you as an inferior parent to your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Your children later call and...

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UK Domestic Violence Poster Blatantly Stereotypes Men As Abusers

UK Domestic Violence Poster Blatantly Stereotypes Men As Abusers

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, a southeastern borough of London, began a campaign in August to promote awareness of domestic violence and its effects on young children. As part of the campaign, the borough has hung a series of posters in London train stations. One of the posters blatantly stereotypes fathers as violent abusers. It depicts a man abusing his wife and his young son...

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